Alwood John Brignac

December 30, 1935 ~ May 4, 2024

Alwood J. Brignac entered the heavenly gates on Saturday, May 4, 2024, in Jennings, LA, at the Southwest Louisiana Veterans Home.

Alwood graduated from Bayou Chicot High School. After graduating he enlisted in U.S. Air Force and later served in the National Guard. Alwood lived in Lake Charles for 43 years before moving to Bunkie, LA. in 2001 where he lived for almost 21 years.

His main job in the military was as a postal worker. He continued his career in the postal service after he came out of the air force. He worked at the US Post office in Lake Charles for over 33 years before retiring.
Outside of work he loved spending time with his family. He loved shrimping, fishing and hunting. His favorite pastime was watching and feeding the birds and squirrels.

Alwood is preceded in death by his parents, Wallace and Marzine Brignac, his first wife of 43 years, Diana “Dee” Bourque Brignac, and later by his second wife, Joyce Ducote Brignac, daughter, Pamala Ann Sorgee, grandson, Scott Fornea, Sarah and Elizabeth, brother, Everton Brignac.

Alwood leaves behind a legacy of love and is survived by his three adult children, Connie Fornea (Allen), Sharon Owens (Bill), Kevin Brignac (David Alexander), his adopted daughter, Tammy Hale (Mike), grandchildren, Monique Langlanais (Terry), Matthew Fornea (Sarah), Katherine Fornea, Elizabeth Martin (Jared), Gilbert McComb, Jr. great-grandchildren Blaise Langlanais, Madeline Fornea and Alice Fornea. He is also survived by three stepchildren, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

The family would like to thank his caregiver Kathy Ashworth and Lamm Hospice for all the care and support as well as the CAN’s, RN, LPN at Southwest Louisiana Veterans Home in Jennings.

Visitation for family and friends will begin at Noon, Wednesday, May 8, 2024, at Johnson Funeral Home, 4321 Lake St. Lake Charles, LA 70605. A Catholic Rite of Christian Burial will be at 2:00PM Wednesday at the funeral home. Graveside services and military honors will follow the funeral at Highland Memory Garden Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association in memory of Pamala Sorgee or to St. Jude Childrens Hospital in memory of Kelly Willibur.


Visitation: Wednesday, May 8, 2024
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Johnson Funeral Home
4321 Lake Street
Lake Charles, LA 70605

Funeral Service: Wednesday, May 8, 2024
2:00 pm

Johnson Funeral Home
4321 Lake Street
Lake Charles, LA 70605

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  1. Candle 1Dear Brignac and Willibur Families, so sad to hear of Mr Al’s passing. Such a sweet man and good friend to my dad and mom in Bunkie. I am sure he will be missed by all who knew him. Our prayers are with all of you at this time of sorrow.

  2. Candle 4Connie, Sharon, and Family, thank you so much for letting me have the last few weeks with this precious man. I love that man just like he was my grandfather or father. He taught me to be kind to other people even though they’re not kind to you. I will always remember the stories that he told me. He was such a fun, lovable, sweet and intelligent man. And above all, he was a soldier. Thank you, Mr. Al, a.k.a. Pop, for my time with you. My sympathy and prayers are with the family in this time of need. Connie and Sharon I love you so much. You can see the acorn does not fall far from the tree for the way that y’all are towards me. I will never forget y’all and I pray that we can all stay in touch. Love y’all and rest in peace Pop I love you. Kat Ashworth,Caregiver to Mr Al

  3. I met Mr Alwood when he worked at St Patrick’s hospital and I worked at Odyssey Hospice. He was so friendly and wonderful. We became friends quickly. As life has surprises, Mr Alwood married Mrs Joyce who was our family friend since childhood in Bunkie. We welcomed him with open arms. My parents Roland and Mary LaBorde grew in a very special friendship with Alwood. I would visit his home in Bunkie quite frequently and loved to enjoy his company. He was a generous, compassionate, and caring person .
    He loved being a Knight of COLUMBUS Member and to help others in this organization. He became a member of the St Anthony Catholic Church which he served generously. He made Bunkie his home and the community loved him. He will be missed and remembered fondly. May God look graciously upon his soul. Much love, Pamela LaBorde

  4. Candle 2Kevin, So saddened to read about the passing of your father. I tried looking you up on Facebook but did not find you. Would love to speak to you – it has been years. Carla

  5. My love, thoughts and prayers for the family. Your Dad’s amazing personality and love lives on through each of you.
    I feel honored to have been with the family on his last day on earth and first day in the presence of our Lord.
    Love you all,
    Rachael and Walter Vidrine

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